Ice causes accident, sends tree crashing on car

Some residents are without power too because of the ice
December 15, 2010 9:46:01 AM PST
Dangerous road conditions and serious damage left behind from the snow storm. There are also plenty of school closings-- you can see them at the bottom of the screen. It's worth noting that many New Jersey schools have delayed opening this morning, because they want to make sure the roads are completely clean and safe before the buses start rolling.

The car crashed into a utility pole on eastbound Route 46 in Little Ferry, N.J.

Eyewitness News is told the vehicle crashed into the pole in front of a Dunkin' Donuts just before 1:45 a.m. The driver was extricated and taken to the hospital with serious injuries.

The crash and cleanup closed eastbound Route 46, but it was opened up a short time later.

A PSE&G crew responded to repair the utility pole. They reported local power outages.

Meanwhile, several ice-logged trees crashed down in Westfield, N.J., overnight -- including one that crushed a house and a car.

Officials say the large tree crashed into the house on Woodmere Drive, crushing a car parked outside.

However, no one in the house was injured, and firefighters were able to make quick roof repairs so the family could stay the night.

Also, another tree fell this morning on Tremont Avenue, taking down power lines.

Several customers are currently without power, and PSE&G is responding.

Heavy ice in the trees are being blamed for the trees falling.